2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Engineering) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Civil engineers build and maintain the infrastructure of advanced modern living. They plan, design, construct, operate and maintain everything from buildings to bridges, tunnels and dams, highways and airports to power plants, water and sewerage systems. The main areas of civil engineering are: Structural engineering, Water engineering, Geomechanics, Construction engineering, Materials, and Transport.

The degree can be combined with Environmental or Mining Engineering in second year. Double degrees are also available.

Academic Program Director: Dr Neaz Sheikh

Course Structure 

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
Year 1
ENGG102Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics6Autumn
ENGG103Materials in Design6Autumn
ENGG105Engineering Design for Sustainability6Autumn
MATH141Foundations of Engineering Mathematics6Autumn, Spring
ENGG100Engineering Computing and Analysis6Spring
ENGG104Electrical Systems6Spring
PHYS143Physics For Engineers6Spring
MATH142Essentials of Engineering Mathematics6Spring, Summer 2017/2018
Year 2
CHEM103Introductory Chemistry For Engineers6Autumn
ENGG251Mechanics of Solids6Autumn
ENGG252Engineering Fluid Mechanics6Autumn
MATH283Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics6Autumn
CIVL245Construction Materials6Spring
EESC252Geology for Engineers I6Spring
CIVL201 Computer Modelling in Civil Engineering6Spring
Year 3
CIVL311Structural Design 16Autumn
CIVL322Hydraulics and Hydrology6Autumn
CIVL352Structures 16Autumn
CIVL314Structural Design 26Spring
TWO electives as specified below12Spring
Year 4
ENGG461Managing Engineering Projects6Autumn
CIVL462Principles of Foundation Engineering6Autumn
CIVL444Civil Engineering Design6Spring
CIVL454Structures 26Spring
ENGG454Professional Experience0Annual, Autumn, Spring
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students complete ONE of the following research options
ENGG452Thesis A12Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG453Thesis B**18Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Bachelor of Engineering Scholar (Honours) students must complete ENGG453
ENGG453Thesis B**18Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Electives as specified below6 or 12Autumn, Spring
Total Electives listed below for Year 3 and 4*
For students in ENGG452: Any 2 electives from List A and 2 electives from List A or B
For students in ENGG453: Any 1 elective from List A and 2 electives from List A or B
List A General Electives
MINE211Surface Mining Methods6Autumn
CSCI291Programming for Engineers6Autumn
ENVE311Pollution Control and Cleaner Production6Autumn
ENGG440Strategic Management of Engineering6Autumn
CIVL491Applied Finite Element Analysis for Civil Engineers6Autumn
ENVE377Membrane Science and Technology6Autumn
ENVE420Water Resources Engineering6Autumn
CIVL489Sustainable Roads & Railway Engineering6Spring
CIVL458Fundamentals of Construction Management^6Spring
CIVL463Applied Geotechnical Engineering6Spring
ENGG433Financial Management for Engineers6Spring
ENGG439Engineering Logistics and Operations Management6Spring
ENVE410Site Remediation Engineering6Spring
ENVE220Water Quality and Ecological Engineering6Spring
ENVE320Environmental Engineering Design for Sustainability6Spring
ENVE221Air and Noise Pollution Control Engineering6Spring
CIVL415Structural Design 36Not offered in this year
CIVL392Computational Methods in Engineering6Not offered in this year
CIVL426Design of Masonry Structures6Not offered in this year
ENGG302Infrastructure Systems6Not offered in this year
CIVL457Structures 36Not offered in this year
ENGG477Ocean Engineering6Not offered in this year
Or other approved technical elective offered in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences.
List B General Electives
ECON215Microeconomic Theory and Policy6Autumn
EESC305Remote Sensing of the Environment8Autumn
ECON102Economics and Society6Autumn, Spring
ECTE213Engineering Electromagnetics6Spring
GEOG222Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures6Spring
GEOG224The Future of Food: Resilience, Communities and Policy6Spring
PHYS295Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe6Spring
ENGG448Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing and Process Industries6Not offered in this year
Or other approved General Elective.

* All electives may not be available every year - check subject timetable.

** Scholars students must complete this subject. 18 credit point thesis is equivalent to the 12 credit point thesis and one 6 credit point elective.

^ This subject has a quota of 45 students and it is only to students completing a civil, mining or environmental engineering major.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 February, 2017